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Old 01-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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FAQ: Flying Out of Buffalo OR Detroit

Post your best tips and guidance for flying out of Buffalo or Detroit to MCO in this thread here..

I've asked for it to be made a sticky.

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Old 01-07-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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Great Idea!

For Buffalo....
There is a parking coupon on the Buffalo airport website .
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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BNIA parking coupon link

http://www.buffaloairport.com/airport_info/parking_availability.phtml
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find hotels with park/sleep/fly at www.parksleepfly.com

Good place to do a search for flight prices with most major US carriers www.kayak.com
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oh, Thanks Ham Ham...
I guess I should have added the link....
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #6
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I think that a thread about driving routes would be a good idea.
I'm sure there are folks from all across the country that could provide tips and tricks. I often respond to people posting about driving from Ontario to WDW.

Disboards could also post from out east and the folks out west too with routes to Disneyland.
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Directions from Ontario/New York border to Niagara-Buffalo Airport

Bridges to USA:

Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Lewiston, NY, USA

** A small US dollar toll Fee must be paid on this route to the airport. Ensure you have small US bills or US coins. **
** A bridge fee must be paid on this route back into Canada. Both US and Canadian currencies are accepted. **

1: Start out going NORTHEAST on ROBERT MOSES STATE PKWY N toward ROBERT MOSES STATE PKWY S. 1.4 miles
2: Take the RT-104 W / RT-18F N ramp. 0.4 miles Map
3: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NY-104 / NY-18F / CENTER ST / RIDGE RD / CR-907. Continue to follow NY-104 / NY-18F / CENTER ST / CR-907. 0.1 miles
4: Turn LEFT to take the RT-104 W ramp toward I-190 W / CANADA / BUFFALO. 0.2 miles
5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NY-104 / LEWISTON RD. 0.7 miles
6: Turn LEFT onto MILITARY RD / NY-265. 0.7 miles
7: Turn RIGHT onto UPPER MOUNTAIN RD / CR-11. 0.2 miles
8: Merge onto I-190 S toward NIAG. FALLS / BUFFALO (Portions toll). 14.2 miles
9: Merge onto I-290 E / YOUNGMANN EXPY via EXIT 16 toward I-90 / TONAWANDA / ROCHESTER. 9.8 miles
10: Merge onto I-90 W / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY W via EXIT 51-61 toward ERIE. 1.5 miles
11: Merge onto NY-33 E via EXIT 51E toward AIRPORT. 1.8 miles
12: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GENESEE ST / NY-33. 0.4 miles
13: End at Buffalo Niagara Intl. Airport (BUF):

Total Est. Time: 39 minutes Total Est. Distance: 31.96 miles


Rainbow Bridge
Niagara Falls, NY, USA

** A small US dollar toll Fee must be paid on this route. Ensure you have small US bills or US coins. **
** A bridge fee must be paid on this route back into Canada. Both US and Canadian currencies are accepted. **

1: Start out going NORTHWEST on RAINBOW BRIDGE toward FALLS AVE (Portions toll) (Crossing into *CANADA* ONTARIO). 0.2 miles
2: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto FALLS AVE. <0.1 miles
3: Turn RIGHT onto HIRAM ST. <0.1 miles
4: Turn RIGHT onto RIVER RD. 0.3 miles
5: Turn RIGHT onto CLIFTON HL. <0.1 miles
6: Turn RIGHT onto FALLS AVE. 0.1 miles
7: Turn RIGHT onto RAINBOW BRIDGE (Crossing into *UNITED STATES* NEW YORK). 0.3 miles
8: RAINBOW BRIDGE becomes NIAGARA ST. 0.7 miles
9: Turn RIGHT onto NY-384 S / JOHN B DALY BLVD. Continue to follow JOHN B DALY BLVD. 0.4 miles
10: Take the ROBERT MOSES PKY ramp. <0.1 miles
11: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto ROBERT MOSES STATE PKWY S. 3.0 miles
12: Merge onto I-190 S / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY via the ramp on the LEFT (Portions toll). 7.8 miles
13: Merge onto I-290 E / YOUNGMANN EXPY via EXIT 16 toward I-90 / TONAWANDA / ROCHESTER. 9.8 miles
14: Merge onto I-90 W / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY W via EXIT 51-61 toward ERIE. 1.5 miles
15: Merge onto NY-33 E via EXIT 51E toward AIRPORT. 1.8 miles
16: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GENESEE ST / NY-33. 0.4 miles
17: End at Buffalo Niagara Intl. Airport (BUF):

Total Est. Time: 36 minutes Total Est. Distance: 26.93 miles


Fort Erie Public Bridge
716-881-9671
1 Peace Bridge Plz,
Buffalo, NY 14213, US

** A bridge fee must be paid on this route back into Canada. Both US and Canadian currencies are accepted. **

1: Start out going SOUTH toward BAIRD DR. 0.1 miles
2: Merge onto I-190 S / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY toward DOWNTOWN BUFFALO / I-90 / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY. 6.6 miles
3: Merge onto I-90 E / NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY E via EXIT 1-52 on the LEFT toward BUFFALO AIRPORT / ALBANY. 4.5 miles
4: Merge onto NY-33 E via EXIT 51E toward AIRPORT. 1.6 miles
5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GENESEE ST / NY-33. 0.4 miles
6: End at Buffalo Niagara Intl. Airport (BUF):

Total Est. Time: 17 minutes Total Est. Distance: 13.50 miles



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716-630-0000
4200 Genesee Street
Buffalo, New York.
14225, USA


Poster's Notes:

1) We have used the Buffalo Airport on too many times to mention, and we could probably get there 'by memory', but I always ensure that I have road directions to refresh my memory. There are no 'follow these signs to the airport' signs from the border, so print directions prior to leaving.

2) If you're staying over in Niagara Falls, Ontario prior to departure, do *not* rely on the hotel's printed directions to the airport; both times we've done this they've been incorrect.

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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Driving is part of the vacation ! :)

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I think that a thread about driving routes would be a good idea.
I'm sure there are folks from all across the country that could provide tips and tricks. I often respond to people posting about driving from Ontario to WDW.

Disboards could also post from out east and the folks out west too with routes to Disneyland.
Have done this for over 30 yrs... and know it so well don't need a map ! It is fantastic.... we have taken flights, but preference depends on the trip !
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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Buffalo Airport

I have only been on an airplane once in my life and that was going to WDW. I have to say that I enjoyed the Buffalo Airport. The cost to fly to Orlando was 1/2 the price then what I would have paid if I had flown out of Toronto. I live in Hamilton and got lucky that it only took us about 11/2 hours to get there....we also left at like 6am. We parked our car at the airport for the week as well and the price was good. It only cost us $55US in the long term parking at the airport. My husband has flown many times and he has said that was the cheapest. So even though I am a novice traveler my suggestion would definitely be to fly out of Buffalo. We flew with Airtran and I thought is was a great experience!!! Even though I don't have anything to compare it to.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:56 PM   #10
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I have never flown out of Buffalo but we are flying Southwest from there to Orlando February 1'st. Direct flight and it was 1400 dollars Canadian cheaper than the Air Canada or West Jet flights out of Toronto. That pays for seven day passes for all four of us and the rental car.

You must drive very carefully as I live in Mississauga and have made it to the Buffalo arena in an hour and a half !

I will go on the airport web site but do you recall the amenities and pricing at the Buffalo airport once you clear security? We are planing on getting there about 2 hours before departure and have a 5 & 7 year old to feed and entertain. I assume they have newstands and fast food restaraunts when you are past security right?

Any suggestions about flying out of Buffalo will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #11
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Ah I posted a thread then found this. Glad for all the info! Was worried about crossing the border then flying out but it seems to not be any more hassle than just crossing the border to shop.I just hope I don't get lost and get to my flight on time!

Oh and the NWA stuff scares me! That's who we are booked through
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I have flown on a lot of different air lines and they all have good and bad stories.

Just remember that no matter what happens, be pleasant to the people at the desk. Getting angry will get you no where FAST!

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Does anyone have a hotel map for BUF like the one for Detroit on the previous page? I always forget which hotel is across the street from the airport!
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Flying out of Detroit..help?

I just booked flights for Disney in November out of Detroit. I will be driving from Kitchener (flights were cheaper than Buffalo AND got a direct there) Any suggestions on parking, safety, ease of getting through the airport?
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Yes.. I merged your post into this sticky thread filled with LOTS of great info.

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